EDUCATOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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PHONEMIC AWARENESS

Know Speech Sound Manipulation

Recognizing and manipulating individual speech sounds is a deficit for about 15% of the population. This foundational skill is necessary for all other literacy to fall into place. Discover what students need and the best ways to implement.

PHONICS

Understand Correlations Between Sounds and Letters

Once alphabet and phonemic awareness are in place, students need to understand how letters and sounds work together to form words. Learn vowel patterns, diacritical marks, and common prefixes and suffixes.

FLUENCY

Learn Keys to Accurate Writing

As a student gains more decoding skills, they free their working memory from sounding out words to comprehending. Fluency practice for 5 minutes a day practicing word lists with common concepts helps to increase rate and accuracy.

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VOCABULARY

Expand Your Student's Body of Words

Over 70% of our English words are created combining Latin and Greek roots. Add that to the original English suffixes, and now you have children building fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Powerful!!

COMPREHENSION

Skills to Expand Students' Understanding of Words

The "Big 7" are comprehension strategies for children to learn and implement in order to be engaged in a variety of senses. Add visuals and manipulatives, and students become active learners with the text.

ALPHABET KNOWLEDGE

Techniques to Teach Letter Names, Shapes and Sounds

Learning the letters of the alphabet is only slightly less demanding than learning how to read. Yet it is essential for a child to recognize the letter names instantly so they are able to attach additional concepts to it as they learn more. This class is full of easily implementable activities and games for your students to get the literacy base they need.